Lunchbox – 10 minute courgette and couscous salad

I must admit, in all the quinoa excitement of late, I kind of forgot about couscous. It was a staple of my childhood and would often feature in the family dinners, plated up with a big heap of roasted veggies and salmon, or combined with chickpeas and chopped apricots as a side to a BBQ…

Lunchbox – spicy peanut noodle salad

There has recently been a nut ban at work. A new starter is severely allergic and so last Friday, we all received an email urging us to bag up our nuts (not a euphemism) and remove them from the premises. It was a sad day for us all. That being said, the health and wellbeing…

Lunchbox – chipotle black bean wrap with simple slaw

There’s a food chain in London called Leon. And it’s delicious. From the morning coffee, to the Moroccan meatballs hot box, Leon is the place to be for a quick brekkie or a working lunch in the city. Their ‘naturally fast food’ is exactly that and they’ve recently teamed up with a gut health guru…

Lunchbox – Christmas miracle sprouts, with a maple and tahini dressing

You’re sat at the Christmas table, family shouting at each other across the turkey, kids tucking in despite being told they should wait, and drinks toppling over as everyone reaches for the bread sauce. Then your uncle, or granny, or whoever it is that’s hosting that year, unenthusiastically chucks a couple of sprouts at your…

Lunchbox – honey roasted carrot and lentil salad

Sweet, sticky, cumin spiced carrots with a healthy handful of lentils and rocket. Super quick, super easy and beautifully autumnal – I reckon this is the best lunchbox yet. Feel free to add an extra handful of herbs and spices, or a little stock to the lentils for some added flavour. Whatever you fancy really!…

Lunchbox – griddled aubergine and cherry tomato salad

It’s autumn, and autumn means aubergine! These griddled aubergine slices are so easy to do and can be spiced with whatever you fancy. Just drizzle with olive oil and top with your chosen spice, griddle for a couple of minutes each side hey presto – you’ve got a velvety, smokey, scrummy aubergine salad. Perfect for…

Lunchbox – roasted butternut squash and sage salad

Autumn is well on its way and I’m super excited. As the leaves turn orange, so too do the veggies, and gorgeous new ingredients like butternut squash come into season. Earthy, warming and naturally sweet, this roasted butternut squash salad is the perfect healthy lunch that will have your colleagues green with envy. *This recipe…

Lunchbox – one-pot pasta

One-pot pasta really is as simple as it gets. You can use almost any veggie you want, spice it up with some fresh herbs or chilli and have tomorrow’s work lunch ready in just ten minutes. And only using one pan means only washing one pan. Need I say more? Read more about the Lunchbox…

Red Thai curry with mango and coriander

This recipe is inspired by the most incredible red Thai curry I had while in Cornwall, cooked by a family friend and borrowed from the wonderful Nigella. The addition of the mango was simply inspired, so I was straight back in the kitchen as soon as I got home in order to create my own…

Introducing: Lunchbox!

The one thing I get asked most often is what to eat for lunch when at work. No one wants to spend a fiver everyday on an uninspiring sandwich and a packet of popcorn, but the alternative is to make your own and bring it into work, which can be tricky! So, to help where…

Lunchbox – Moroccan spiced cauliflower cous cous

I’ve battled with cauliflower rice for a while and this is in fact the first time I’ve ever made it or eaten it. I’ve never been able to get my head around eating raw cauliflower with a meal and to be honest, I much prefer brown rice to a veggie imposter. However, I hadn’t considered…

Asparagus, pea and rocket risotto

  My boyfriend’s parents went to Florence recently and bought me the ultimate foodie gift… a truffle gift set! It included truffle-infused olive oil, truffle dressing, mushroom and truffle sauce and truffle parmesan cream, the latter of which I used liberally in this recipe. If you can find some, I highly recommend you try it…